Thursday, September 23, 2010

Preschool Cupcakes

Because my son's birthday is on Saturday, he was the "snack leader" at his preschool this morning.  OK, I admit, as a mommy that can bake - this was about the most fun I've ever had coming up with something CUTE!  

I promised my husband though that I wouldn't go, I took a few short cuts to save myself time/work.  First, I used a store bought cake mix.  I also used store bought frosting (hey, no sense in re-inventing the wheel, right?! The fun part is the decorating!)

Then, to make them adorable, I had to think of something simple that would create a big impact on little ones...and the answer was so EASY!  Since my son's party is an art-theme, crayons were the logical choice!

So I made fondant crayons as cupcakes toppers!  And to save myself more time, I alternated the crayons with fondant apples (with tootsie rolls cut into slivers for stems).  I added a little icing leaf on the apples to make them look a little more authentic). 

And I have to give a shout out for my cupcake liners - love them!  They're the new Reynolds "StayBrite" cupcake liners that don't fade once they're baked.  They held up remarkably well and gave the cupcakes a little extra pizazz!  

Little leaf confetti sprinkled on for fall and back-to-school time!

The little ones and their parents were "Oooooing" and "Ahhhhing" this morning as they peeked in the bakery box to see the snack. They were deciding what color fondant crayon they'd choose or whether they wanted an apple instead :)   

I can't wait to hear how they kids enjoyed their fluffy little school-time snack as they say their daily prayer...

God is Good,
God is Great,
Let us thank Him,
For our snack.

Hope you enjoyed your little peek! :)


  1. The apples and crayons are too cute!!

  2. Those cupcakes are so cute! You really did a fabulous job on them. And I love your header, yay it's fall!

  3. Move over MARHTA.....there's a new lady on the block!! You truly are amazing Judy!

    These treats are simply BEAUTIFUL! I wish I could have one.


  4. Hi Judy! I'm here from SITS... so glad I found your blog! Those cupcakes are soooooooo adorable! Wow! You did an amazing job. Happy 4th birthday to your little boy!


  5. Such a cute treat - my kiddos would be so happy to pass these out to friends!

  6. Adorable. Did you use a food marker for the black on the crayons??? I LOVE the apples!!! So, so cute!

  7. I am in awe of these! They are just precious. You truly are an amazing baker. <3 They look really difficult to make. I can't decide if I prefer the apples of the crayons...

    The kids in your son's class are LUCKY! ;)

  8. OooooooOOO! Adorable! I love them so much!

  9. Wow! Those are the cutest cupcakes I've seen in a long time. I just know that the children loved their snack time today. Your son must've been so happy.

  10. Oh my, those are some seriously cute cupcakes!

  11. How adorable! Judy, I still say you should become a party planner!


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